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Best Foods to Keep Lungs Healthy

Lungs are one of the major organs of our body playing an extensive role in making us alive. The fresh air we inhale or the deoxygenated air we exhale is possible only due to our lungs. If the lungs are in a healthy state, only then the breathing mechanism can be run and oxygen enters in our blood. So, it is mandatory to keep your lungs in a healthy state to ensure their healthy functioning without any interference.

In this pandemic, the major organ affected by the virus is our lung. The growth of virus occurs in the lungs which prevent the normal functioning i.e. breathing by the lungs. But if your lungs are sufficiently strengthened, then the impact of the virus reduces to a great extent and you can easily defeat this dreadful virus.

In this segment, we will tell you some amazing foods to keep your lungs healthy and strong enough to fight infections.

  • Lentils

Lentils are packed with enough nutrients such as potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, etc. that supports the lung functioning. Include lentils in your daily diet to provide support to the lungs and keep them protected from ailments which can lower down its health.

  • Yogurt

Yogurt is a rich source of selenium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium and various other nutrients. This food is very beneficial for maintaining the lungs healthy and protected from a wide range of disorders. Take yogurt in breakfast and lunch for getting its complete benefits and avoid it at night as it may result in impaired digestion.

  • Red cabbage

This is a rich source of Vitamin K, anthocyanins and contains calcium, zinc and magnesium as well. Consumption of red cabbage is favorable for promoting the health of the lungs. Studies show that the people who consume red cabbage daily are at reduced risk of lung disorders.

  • Turmeric

Turmeric is a well-known food item and widely used due to its multiple health beneficial properties. The main active constituent present in turmeric is curcumin which is especially good for supporting lung functioning. It is found that the smokers who take turmeric daily have better lungs as compared with the smokers who don’t consume turmeric.

  • Apples

You have heard from your parents or doctor “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away”, it is a real fact. The nutrition’s present in the apple are required by the body for normal functioning and getting protection from the various acute as well as chronic diseases. Consuming five or more apples in a week will make your lungs strong and healthy.

  • Peppers

Peppers are the great source of Vitamin C, a water soluble nutrient showing its antioxidant activity in the body and removing excess waste material from the blood. Smokers need Vitamin C in sufficient quantities to prevent lung dysfunctioning and those who don’t smoke should add around one medium sized (120 gram) sweet red pepper in the daily diet.

  • Beet and beet greens

The beet and beet greens are packed with nitrates which are proven beneficial for normal lung functioning. This food will also prevent COPD, pulmonary hypertension and various other disorders of the lungs which can decrease their efficiency.

  • Pumpkin 

The bright colored flesh of pumpkins is a powerhouse of compounds playing a crucial role in promoting lung health. Pumpkin is rich in zeaxanthin, lutein, beta carotene and several other carotenoids which are high in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Try to consume pumpkin at least twice a week.

  • Blueberries

Consumption of blueberries is associated with numerous health benefits involving preserving and protecting lungs. Blueberries contain petunidin, delphindin, peonidin, cyanidin, malvidin and several other compounds good for the health of the lungs.

  • Green tea

We all are familiar with green tea and its health benefits. It contains Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which is a catechin and good for health. Along with this, green tea is a booster with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which can inhibit fibrosis or scarring of tissues present in the lungs.

Herbal Remedies by Life Aveda

To help you in keeping your lungs strong and healthy, LIFE AVEDA offers you a wonderful herbal remedy- PREMIUM SECURE LUNGS. This is a pure herbal formulation prepared with best quality extracts of herbs beneficial for lungs. Take a look at this wonderful remedy.

As the name indicates, this herbal remedy is especially prepared for the well-being of the lungs. These capsules are made with the pure quality extracts of Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Vasaka (Justicia adhatoda), Haldi (Curcuma longa), etc. which improvise the potential of lungs in performing their functions and provide protection from a variety of disorders such as congested throat, persistent cough, bronchitis, asthma, and inhibit the secretion of excess mucus in the respiratory tract.

Dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily with normal water after meals or as per prescribed by the physician.


Lungs are one of the sensitive and major organs of our body. Their care is essential to live a long and disease free life. You can enhance the health of your lungs by consuming above mentioned foods and herbal remedies. The above described herbal remedy will enhance the functioning of your lungs in a natural and effective manner without giving any side effect to the patient. Start the intake of these capsules as early you can to protect the lungs from various infections.

About Dr. Ranjana Kaushal

Dr. Ranjana Kaushal (MD Ayurveda) has 11 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda. Right now she is working as an Ayurveda consultant with Life Aveda. She has immense knowledge about herbs, their uses, and formulations. She has published articles related to many herbs and diseases in an international journal. She is also a degree holder in yoga and naturopathy. Read More..

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